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New York Criminal Law: Cases and Materials

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Markus D. Dubber
SUNY Buffalo Law School

2008. Approx. 600 pages. Paperback. ISBN: 978-0-7355-7709-1.
With Teacher’s Manual. 

See also Markus D. Dubber, New York Penal Law and Related Provisions (Aspen 2008).


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About the Book

New York Criminal Law: Cases and Materials reflects the code-based and jurisdiction-specific nature of contemporary American criminal law.   Leading scholar Markus D. Dubber offers an innovative selection of key cases that illuminate the full scope of New York criminal law within the framework of the New York Penal Law and the Model Penal Code. 

 Unique and timely, New York Criminal Law: Cases and Materials features: 

  • complete and accessible coverage by a leading criminal law scholar
  • code-based and jurisdiction-specific treatment of criminal law
  • chapter outline follows the structure of the New York Penal Law
  • similarities and differences between the New York Penal Law and the Model Penal Code highlighted throughout the text
  • wide selection of New York cases and supplementary materials—including jury instructions
  • in-depth treatment of general principles—legality principle, jurisdiction, purposes of punishment, actus reus, mens rea, causation, complicity, defenses

 Detailed coverage of specific offenses, including:

  • inchoate offenses (e.g., attempt, conspiracy)
  • offenses against the person (e.g., assault, homicide, sex offenses)
  • property offenses (e.g., larceny, burglary, robbery, fraud)
  • offenses against public administration (e.g., obstruction, contempt)
  • offenses against public health and morals (e.g., drug offenses)
  • offenses against public order (e.g., harassment)
  • organized crime
  • traffic offenses

Teacher's Manual offers:

  • summaries of cases and materials with author commentary
  • classroom tested sample syllabi for lecture or seminar format
  • suggested secondary readings
  • study charts depicting the mens rea schemes of the New York Penal Law
    and the Model Penal Code
  • comparison of the analysis of criminal liability under the New York Penal Law
    and Model Penal Code
  • compilation of New York criminal offenses codified outside the New York Penal Law
  • overview of New York’s criminal court structure
  • sentencing reform proposal by the New York State Commission on Sentencing Reform